Ryan Gosling on his acting career, his role in The Notebook and 'acting as therapy'

“I was trying to find a place to put all these things that were happening to me"

by Sead Dedovic
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Ryan Gosling on his acting career, his role in The Notebook and 'acting as therapy'

Ryan Gosling and his role in the movie "The Notebook" was a turning point in the career of this great actor. After that, his career went on an upward trajectory and this great Hollywood actor was the main actor of many popular movies.

However, before the audition for this film, Gosling did not know what to expect. In an interview with GQ, he recalled what the film's director told him, and why he got the role; “[Director Nick Cassavetes ] straight up told me: ‘The fact that you have no natural leading man qualities is why I want you to be my leading man,’” -Ryan Gosling said, as per by deadline.com

Ryan Gosling talks about his job

Ryan Gosling understood his role as a way to convey his emotions.

But it is not only the emotions of the character he interprets but also his own emotions. Movies were his 'escape from reality' and a way to heal certain wounds. Throughout his career, Gosling has brilliantly portrayed various characters and proved that there is no role he cannot play.

For him, the most important thing is that the audience recognized his emotion and love for his job throughout the years. “I was trying to find a place to put all these things that were happening to me. And these films became ways to do that, like time capsules.

So you kinda make the movie for yourselves. Doesn’t matter if anyone else does, you know? But I think, having done a lot of that, I realize that I kind of feel like my job is for other people to feel it. And it’s cool if I do, but that’s really not the point.

The point is that other people do”. Ryan has matured a lot over the years and become a different person. Now he looks at 'acting' in a totally different way. "I treat it more like work now, and not like it’s, you know, therapy.

It’s a job, and I think in a way that allows me to be better at it because there’s less interference”.

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